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  • I find that studying in the library helps me to focus.
  • This week, I’m focusing on finishing my research paper.
  • My phone will be off for the next hour while I focus on an assignment.
  • The class focuses on classic American literature.

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  • Attention focused on Jack.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Almost from the moment they began to drop, they were focusing their Little Doctors on one thing only.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He felt dizzy, and couldn’t focus his attention.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • They were all sitting in the living room when he entered the little hall, their attention focused upon Bill, who was talking.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • We all exchange terse nods then focus our attention on the temporary stage that is set up before the Justice Building.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Often, Liesel would watch him as he focused on reading the paper, completed the crossword, and then started to reread it, front to back.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • I try to make out what he’s saying, but I can’t focus, so I just stare at his face, doing my best to hang on to my sanity.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • None of the medical team was focusing on looks when they patched up the gaping hole. Now I have a lumpy, jagged scar that ripples out over a space the size of an apple.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Those who focus on anger will always be angry.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Toward morning when a dingy gray was varnishing the sky, the cry of some startled bird focused Rainsford’s attention in that direction.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • Thomas snapped out of his daze and focused on Newt, who’d been talking for who knew how long; Thomas hadn’t heard a word of it.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I shouldn’t let the conversation stay focused on me for too long.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I pick up a magazine and flip through it, but my leg is shaking and I’m fidgeting to the point that I can’t focus.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • He said this while he was still focused on a comic book he was reading.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • He realized, though, that not focusing on one area meant he was left with not the slightest idea — not even a guess — of what his Assignment would be.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • "And why on earth would he tell you?" screeched Muriel, swaying a little in her seat as she attempted to focus upon Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Looking at the spoonfuls of pea soup entering Mama’s mouth, she decided to shift her focus to Papa.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I must focus on the Victory Tour.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But I stay focused on the red light.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Every eye in the group had focused on his father, who turned red and stammered angrily, "We have devoted our lives to Cole."
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Cole forced his head to the side and tried to focus.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Thomas focused back in on the dozens of strangers around him.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I note how calm she looks and how focused she is.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I try to focus on her and not on the wires in her hands.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • My eyes are focused on the seventeen stars in the upper right quadrant of the cluster on my ceiling, when I suddenly snap back to reality.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I fold the paper up and put it back in my bag, then focus my attention on the lone runner.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we’re going to focus on the coal," says Cinna.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • She chose, however, to focus on Ludwig Schmeikl.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • In fact, I find myself focusing up at the sky—the only roof left—because too many memories are drowning me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I focus my attention on a lethal-looking bow so loaded down with scopes and gadgetry, I’m certain I can’t even lift it, let alone shoot it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • As he coaxed the flames higher, his thoughts again focused on escape.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • His anger helped to focus his thoughts, but it could not stop the frigid drizzle or the torturing pain that wracked his body.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • As they kept walking, he focused his attention on the other side of the Glade, the section Alby had called the Deadheads.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Why was I so focused on myself that I didn’t notice his deep frown and his sagging posture?
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I laugh a little at that and focus on the arena again.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • When every single ounce of my body is poured into propelling me forward, leaving me committedly focused on my next step and nothing else.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we’re going to focus on the coal," says Cinna.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Tomorrow we’ll focus on speeches and interviews and have me pretend to be in rebel battles.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Cole focused his blurred vision on the full moon.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • But when he focused back on Alby, he stopped.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Al stands next to me, but I’m too focused on the new fight to look at him, or congratulate him on winning, assuming that’s what he wants.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Peter’s insults shouldn’t bother me, and I should focus on getting better at combat, not on how badly I did yesterday.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • We’ll focus on Katniss interacting with the patients, particularly the children, the bombing of the hospital, and the wreckage.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Thomas turned his focus back to Ben and the guards.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I can’t think about him today, when I have to focus on making it through stage one.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He’s focused on cooking and I’m focused on him.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
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